Raúl Saiz

Raúl Saiz

Violin Professor

8 - 29 of July

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Raul Saiz was born in Madrid in 1979. He graduated with a bachelor degree in violin and chamber music from Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, highlighting his work with maestro Victor Martin.

He obtained a grant from the D.Juan de Borbón foundation for further studies, and he's taught by outstanding violinist Ruggiero Ricci and Uto Ughi. Other important teachers in his training as a violinist have been Manuel Villuendas, Massimo Paris, Farhad Sohrabi y Ali Reza Hariripour. He completed his musical training in Paris with the teacher and conductor Konrad von Abel trough courses of musical phenomenology organized by French Celibidache Association. He worked as an orchestral musician in several seasons of opera, operetta and concerts at the Teatro de la Zarzuela and the National Music Auditorium in Madrid. At this stage he played with Lorin Maazel, Isaac Karabtchevski, Shlomo Mintz, Andrew Parrot, José Ramón Encinar, Rosa Torres Pardo and Jose de Eusebio among others. He has also performed in concert halls around Spain, France and Noruega with other symphony and chamber orchestras: Eolia Sinfonietta, Camerata del Gran Teatro Falla in Cadiz, Malaga Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Almeria ...

He has also played several times with the Concerto Malaga chamber music group, led by Massimo Paris, member of the legendary Italian ensemble I Musici. At this stage he played with soloist as Joaquin Clerch, Grace Nikae and Benjamin Moreno. He has been violin professor and director of studies for eight years of the Fuengirola Conservatory of Music (Malaga). He is currently professor of the Conservatory Tomas Luis de Victoria de Avila (Castilla y León). He has a high training in pedagogy and other themes of the music curriculum. He has completed several courses in management and direction of schools, he has participated in international conferences on arts education (Málaga 2009 and 2010), days of education and youth, coeducation and several seminars and training courses and research on teaching and musical practice .

He’s very interested about violin pedagogy. So he developed "Towards a New Song Teaching" , two books purporting to renew the violin repertoire at the initial stage. Following the idea of "correlation" of Galamian he develops materials and exercises that are intended to be tools of empowerment for students and teachers.

His latest project is CamaraBrücke. CamaraBrücke is a chamber group that aims to link painting, music and literature, offering the viewer new ways of concert. They have given concerts in Paris, Malaga and Avila.